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MOSAiC – Join Today!

On September 20, 2019 the largest Arctic research expedition ever conducted will begin when the Polarstern icebreaker sets out to freeze itself in Arctic sea ice for a year. Keep track of the expedition and what’s going on in the Arctic in your classroom each week with MOSAiC Monday. Engage your students with real-time updates, behind the scenes access to the MOSAiC […]

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Antarctica Week, 3-7 December 2018 Columbia University is  offering schools an opportunity to talk to a ‘polar expert’ at 10am and 11am local time for around 45 minutes. More details of how it will work are on the ITGC website .     

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Polar Educators Unite at the AGU Meeting 2017

PolarTREC is highlighting some great events at the upcoming AGU conference in New Orleans December 11-15, 2017 Here is a list of interesting events: ARCUS has a number of Arctic focused events that you might also be interested in, including a reception and member meeting, as well as posters, sessions. If you are attending and […]

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Hunt for Meteorites in Antarctica

Juliane Gross, Associate Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Rutgers-New Brunswick, will spend several weeks in one of the world’s most desolate places collecting meteorites – which can provide clues to how our solar system evolved, how planets formed and how meteorite impacts could affect our future. You can access a article about Juliiane […]

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Win a Climate Grant with Project Polar Bear

#ProjectPolarBear is an international competition for middle and high school student groups taking action to fight climate change. Teams compete by creating a plan for a project that will help reduce reliance on fossil fuels and engage their communities. This can be a new project or a proposal to continue an existing project. Students and […]

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Arctic Future Podcast on World Ocean Radio!

This week’s audio episode of World Ocean Radio entitled “Arctic Futures, Part One” is now available online Part one of a four-part series on the Arctic. In this episode, host Peter Neill examines governance, oversight, resources, and the conditions and challenges facing the Arctic. He describes the work of the Arctic Council, an eight-nation consortium […]

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